Environmental reduplicative paramnesia in a case of atypical Alzheimer's disease.

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serval:BIB_86715FA91BCB
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Environmental reduplicative paramnesia in a case of atypical Alzheimer's disease.
Journal
Neurocase
Author(s)
von Gunten A., Miklossy J., Suvà M.L., Hof P.R., Glannakopoulos P.
ISSN
1355-4794
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Number
3
Pages
216-226
Language
english
Abstract
A 79-year-old patient with neuropathologically confirmed Alzheimer's disease (AD) presented with a selective environmental reduplicative paramnesia (RP), the belief that one or more environments exist simultaneously in two or more physical locations. Clinical presentation and neuropathological examination revealed an atypical form of AD. High neurofibrillary tangle densities were observed in the frontal and temporal association cortex, whereas the parietal and entorhinal cortex, as well as the hippocampus, were nearly spared. These findings are compared to those reported in frontal and frontotemporal variants of AD and discussed in the light of current anatomoclinical models for environmental RP.
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Alzheimer Disease/complications, Alzheimer Disease/pathology, Amnesia/etiology, Attention/physiology, Cerebral Cortex/pathology, Cognition/physiology, Emotions, Environment, Follow-Up Studies, Functional Laterality, Humans, Intelligence/physiology, Language, Male, Neurofibrillary Tangles/pathology, Orientation/physiology, Psychomotor Performance/physiology, Schizophrenia, Paranoid/etiology, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods, Visual Perception/physiology
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Web of science
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